FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. | Alabama missed an extra point in the first half, the first by Joseph Bulovas but the fourth for the Crimson Tide as a team all season. The errant kicked bounced off the upright. The last time UA missed four extra points in a season was 2009, when UA made 43 of 47 attempts.
Bulovas made 8 of 9 point-after kicks and added a 27-yard field goal.
The Crimson Tide’s kickoffs were all fair caught or went for touchbacks, keeping the Arkansas return game from playing any part in the game.
Alabama did have to enlist a holder on a kickoff to start the second half, when the ball blew off the tee for the second time of the day. Shyheim Carter was enlisted the first time. Nigel Knott was used on the next kickoff.
Alabama gave up a 78-yard kickoff return that set up Arkansas’ final touchdown. Coach Nick Saban noted that the kick coverage team on that return was made up of backups.
Game captains were center Ross Pierschbacher, running back Damien Harris and outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings. … Alabama won the toss and chose to receive. Alabama is 4-2 in coin tosses this season. … Attendance was announced as 49,723 according to tickets scanned at the gate. There were 64,974 tickets distributed for the game. …. Nick Saban remained undefeated in 12 games against Arkansas as Alabama head coach. He is 15-2 against the Razorbacks overall. Alabama has also won 78 straight games against unranked teams at Alabama. … Punter Skyler DeLong did not appear in the game for a second straight week on Saturday. Alabama hasn’t had to punt since its 45-23 win over Texas A&M. That means he has only played in four games this season and his redshirt remains intact. … Running back Josh Jacobs briefly became the 59th player in Alabama history to rush for 1,000 yards in his career, but was hit for a two-yard loss on his final carry to finish the game at 998 career yards.